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you have to have his back now. >> the show played while the president campaigned in new hampshire, but he is not the only one bringing out the big guns on the road. mitt romney got a boost this week from canadian and dennis miller. >> i have friends that talk about voting for obama in much the same way that talk about taking an ambien and waking up naked outside. >> when mitt romney and paul ryan say they are going to put this country back to work, this is an urgent call, not one for which we can wait another four years. >> they better bring out the big guns with election less than two weeks away, but just because a celebrity comes out in campaigns for you, that usually does not make a difference. >> mitt romney and paul ryan
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will hold a rally with country music star john region florida friday night. nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> senator john mccain will be in new hampshire and new jersey governor chris christie campaigns. as election day draws up -- draws closer, more clergy are offering their opinions on marriage equality. outside the cathedral of the incarnation in north baltimore, people from various denominations gathered. they say the issue is not about religious freedom but more of a social and equal rights issue. >> it will protect and strengthen our families, so i am voting for question 6 for lesbian and gay couples and their families. >> this is not a religious
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question, but a question of fairness and equality. anyone who has actually read the law that is up for a referendum knows that question six has some of the strongest religious protections in the country. >> a similar news conference was held today in silver spring. you can get the full read out of questions that is in all of the balanced budget on our commitment 2012 sample -- mobile app. you can also find it all on wbaltv.com. >> the man accused of murdering his grandparents was extradited from oklahoma. police say he used a pair of dumbbells and i've to kill his grandparents. they were discovered last month in their home. and never was checking in on them. days later, long was found
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unconscious in obama city hotel room. the search is on for the man you are about to see on your screen. we are told 25 besharov carol anderson opened fire on derrek gamble at a bar. gamble suffered multiple gunshot wounds and later died. anderson has a muscular build a number of tattoos. if you have any for informational as whereabouts, you are urged to contact baltimore county police. you may recall a deadly stabbing at the same location last month. after residents voiced their concerns at a board hearing, the owner of the bar was forced to pay $2,000 in fines in order to keep his liquor license. >> new tonight, a sergeant and officer in the baltimore city
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police department both face assault charges. they allegedly assaulting a man in an east baltimore home after he was suspected of drug activity. the charges were filed after a yearlong investigation conducted by the internal investigation unit. jurors have gone home for the night in the trial of two police officers accused of beating a university of maryland student during a rowdy celebration, after maryland beat duke in a basketball game. lowell melser was in the courtroom and has the latest for us, live from upper marlboro. >> the trial continued today with the second accused officer taking the stand. perhaps the most interesting if permission revealed today came from the judge presiding over the case. according to sources, a reporter asked a question about previous relationship she had. the source says that judge
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beverly woodard told of the attorneys involved behind closed doors that not only was she previously married to prince george's county police officer, but that that officer had been convicted of using excessive force. it prompted a three-hour delay in the case and ultimately ended with the jury being sent home early. reginald baker and james harrison are accused of beating university of maryland student john mckenna during a riot situation after maryland beat duquesne basketball back on march 3, 2010. -- after maryland beat duke in basketball. both men claim that mckenna had startled amounted officers course and was the aggressor. harrison said he swung at mckenna 7-8 times and struck the pavement twice while doing so.
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he said he's won so many times because mckenna refused to drop his cellphone and not show his hands. when the police department lost an internal investigation, he initially lied to investigators, telling them he had nothing to do with it, but then recanted his story a few days later. sources tell me the issue should be resolved by tomorrow, so the jury should get the case sometime tomorrow after closing arguments. there could be further delays the the issue is not resolved. >> starting this week, in conversations while riding on an mta bus in baltimore could be recorded. they say safety is the key issue here. >> our goal is to use every tool
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that is legal to us within our means to try and resolve crimes that occur in our system. we think this is just another tool in the tool box that our police department can use to help resolve incidents where there is a altercation between an operator and a passenger. >> the american civil liberties union says it violates privacy rights. however, the state attorney general's office says there are signs on the buses in forming writers that they are being recorded. results are in and the star- spangled sailabration broke huge records this year. but it drew 1.5 million visitors and help pump millions into the economy. david collins has a look at the economic impact. some big numbers, david. >> these numbers are scorchers, but in a good way.
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one benefit was the opportunity to show baltimore city as a destination. in the words of organizers, it offers stem to stern fun. crews aboard 45 ships from around world personally greeted more than a quarter million visitors while docked at the inner harbor, fells point, and locust point. but it was probably why the most successful a larger celebration that have occurred. >> free entertainment looted 75 concerts'. we've been offered 55 food stands and 30 other exhibitors. the report says visitors spent $44 million in local restaurant and $6.80 million and overnight stays at hotels and motels. 65,000 people visited ford mcginley. 15,000 gathered to meet the blue angels. >> looking at the direct and indirect economic impact, about
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$161 million over the celebration. direct spending from visitors, vendors, and advertising. that money is then we spent in the local community. but the event generated $5.70 billion in state taxes. >> $4.80 million was invested to put on the sailabration. we are talking about for every dollar spent, about $35 was returned. >> this report indicates that nearly one-third of the visitors came from out of state and each spent about $80. the report also says that 70 percent of all the visitors spent as much as five hours in the city of baltimore. david collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> connecting with veterans. one maryland colleges on the way
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to do so. >> plus, the southeast shake out. how students a baltimore city elementary school prepared for a potential earthquake. >> terrell suggs, coming up later in sports. >> thunderstorms in the western maryland ounce moving in this direction. direction.
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i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message.
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>> good news for the thousands of maryland veterans enrolled in college.
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a new program is designed to help link veterans to medical and psychological services. it is in place that all three campuses of the baltimore community college and also under way at towson university. just over a year ago we felt an earthquake right here in the baltimore area. today there was an earthquake drill. >> it was not just here in baltimore. over a million americans from maryland to georgia took part in the real call the great southeast shakeout. rob roblin has more. >> we have been discussing with the state is the procedure for an earthquake drill for about a week now. >> with the number of earthquakes on the east coast and in the south increasing in the past few years, the mayor's office of emergency management wanted to make sure schoolchildren knew what to do it in the event of an earthquake here. >> is important that building
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occupants, especially schools, or aware of the emergency protocols in terms of how to react when a crisis happens. >> there will be an announcement on the intercom that tells you that the drill is starting and it will give you directions of what to do. >> dana doggett rehearse with her third grade students what to do when the earthquake started, and this morning at 10:18, it happened. but right now, drop, cover, and hold on. drop to the cover now. take cover under something sturdy to protect yourself from of dix that could be thrown across the room. hold on to your shelter until the shaking stops. if you cannot get under something, stay low and protect your head and neck with your arms. >> this is very important. there has been an increase in
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earthquake on the east coast and is very important that students know exactly what to do in an earthquake. it would translate to what the student should do at home during an earthquake. we try to teach students what they should do at school or at home or if they happen to be outside during an earthquake. >> rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we have little tremors. >> we have a mild weather pattern with some rumbles of thunder coming later tonight. 69 degrees for the high today, a couple above the average of the day at 66. look at how cold the record ideas.
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-- help cooley record high is -- how cool the record high is. still in the upper 60's over in caroline county, 55 at oakland and frostburg, mainly because they've had more cloud cover there. a band of showers is coming across western pennsylvania into garrett county and stretching down through west virginia. reports of hail and gusty winds and thunder storms out in the mountains which may survive the trek over the mountains toward baltimore. later tonight, especially after midnight, that line of storms gets into frederick county and largest toward baltimore. maybe in the friday morning rush hour we will have to contend with the heaviest downpours and maybe the strongest storms associated with that approach in front. tonight we stay on the warm side of the front.
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showers and storms chances increasing after midnight. the storm's center pushing front is still way up here in the northern lakes. on saturday the trailing edge of the whole complex system will come through. we may not get rid of all the rain until saturday evening, but once the main front pushes through, then we'll talk about a drying trend and much less grain. some sunshine and mild day, the western part comes across the mountain to baltimore saturday evening with one last chance for a shower. then high-pressure is in full force sunday and monday into next week. the sun breaking through gets us into the mid-7's or even more in spots. on the bay, a small craft advisory. western maryland has rain moving in as we speak, but that will
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clear out. the western part of the system will come in with cool, unsettled weather over the weekend. eastern shore locations, the rain gets here late tonight and then clears up in time for the weekend. at ocean city we will see some showers arriving late tonight and continuing into the day tomorrow. sunny skies returning for both saturday and sunday. once the front it's out of here, it will cool off a little bit. saturday and sunday, low to mid 50's. sunday looks like the best they to be outdoors over the weekend. low 7's right through the middle of next week. >> this is 11 sports. >> for the first six weeks, the ravens barely made a ripple and then just as they knew terrell suggs would soon be testing his healing achilles in practice, armageddon erupts.
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he has not been as physical the last two weeks playing defense. suggs arrived for practice. theoretically he could play this week. there is a report from espn that says he would. but the reality is, it is unlikely. >> terrell, are you coming back this week? >> i don't know. i am not sure. i don't know if he will be back. like that told him when i had my surgery, do not rush it, especially with a buy week next week. we need him and want him out there on the field, but we don't want him to come out there and get hurt again. >> it is not likely he will play
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this week. >> the ravens run defense stoglin, ranked 26 in the nfl. most of the guards have come up the middle. that is how fans and media see it. >> it makes me sick. that is the best way i can put it. it really does. it is that to me and our staff to get this thing corrected. it is the same thing when it comes to missed tackles, which we had a bunch of in the last game. that is technique. we have to do a better job of coaching throughout the entire practice. it is the same players. there is a reason why, and that is it right there. >> you never know what might happen in the nfl.
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we can reasonably expect another high school game friday. both teams were classics, including a double overtime victory in the inaugural conference title game. the yankees are getting throttled by the tigers, 6-0 in the sixth inning. looks like the new york season will come to an end rather soon. the forecast, coming soon when we come back.
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>> video of the howard county man. what investigators say he did with his camera inside the condo may make you cringe. we'll have these stories and we'll have these stories and more for you on 11 news
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as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief
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that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.
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>> a cold front is coming. tomorrow will be okay, but as we get into the weekend, it certainly cools off. merrily in the low 60's on sunday. shower -- barely in the low 60's on sunday. it gradually clears up and sunday is looking like a beauty with a high of 64. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
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as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.

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